A plot was uncovered by police to execute the head of the Special Operations Unit (SORT) last night, which originated from within the prison's walls which led SORT officers to Laventille Road, San Juan this morning to apprehend a suspect, who was later shot and killed after firing upon the police.
A senior source told Guardian Media that SORT officers intercepted the man known as Glean Bain aka "Shooter" in the vicinity of Ramesh and Leela Supermarket in a car allegedly on his way to pick up other persons to track down the SORT officer shortly after 9 a.m.
The operation was spearheaded by Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith and head of SORT Mark Hernandez.
Prisons and intelligence sources told Guardian Media that they obtained information about the hit involving a high-risk inmate who gave the instructions to his cronies on the outside.
Guardian Media understands that a substantial amount of money had already been paid out to execute the hit.
When Guardian Media contacted Police Commissioner Gary Griffith about the story, he said "no comment at this time."
More on this story as it develops.
Story by MARK BASSANT
Image caption: Glean Bain aka "Shooter" was arrested by police in San Juan today for his part in the murder plot